The meaning of life formula

Denis Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

Winners are people with definite purpose in life.

William James - American philosopher and psychologist

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Buddha - Philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.

Roy T. Bennett - Author

If you have a strong purpose in life, you don't have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.

Roy T. Bennett - Author

You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most important, you should always remind yourself that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given. 

Abraham H. Maslow - American psychologist

If you deliberately plan to be less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be deeply unhappy for the rest of your life. You will be evading your own capacities, your own possibilities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essayist, lecturer, philosopher

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. 

Joseph Campbell - American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion.

Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.

Orison Swett Marden - American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897

Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do.

Ernest Holmes - American New Thought writer, teacher, and leader

Know that nothing can hinder you but yourself. If you believe you can, you can.

Kelly McGonigal - Health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University

Go after what it is that creates meaning in your life and then trust yourself to handle the stress that follows.

Tom Rath - American consultant on employee engagement, strengths, and wellbeing, and author

Every human being has talents that are just waiting to be uncovered.

Marie Forleo - American entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author

The secret to finding your passion is to bring it to everything you do.

T. Harv Eker - Author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation

Nothing has meaning except for the meaning you give it.

David Joseph Schwartz, Jr. - American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959

Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

David Joseph Schwartz, Jr. - American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959

Hope is a start. But hope needs action to win victories.

Viktor Frankl - Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor

Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.

Robin Sharma - Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series

The purpose of life is the life of purpose.

Martin Elias Pete Seligman - American psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books. Seligman is a strong promoter within the scientific community of his theories of positive psychology and of well-being

Well-being cannot exist just in your own head. Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.

Nathaniel Branden - Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer known for his work in the psychology of self-esteem

Faith is the commitment of one's consciousness to beliefs for which one has no sensory evidence or rational proof. When man rejects reason as his standard of judgement, only one alternative standard remains to him: his feelings. A mystic is a man who treats his feelings as tools of cognition. Faith is the equation of feelings with knowledge.

Wallace Delois Wattles - American New Thought writer

The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.

Don Miguel Ruiz - Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts

You don't need to change the world; you need to change yourself.

Daniel Jay Millman - American author and lecturer in the personal development field

Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.

Melanie Robbins - American lawyer, television host, author, and motivational speaker

You can’t control how you feel. But you can always choose how you act.

Tal Ben-Shahar - American and Israeli teacher, and writer in the areas of positive psychology and leadership

Happiness is the overall experience of pleasure and meaning.

Brad Stulberg - Internationally known expert on human performance, well-being, and sustainable success

Your passion should not come from the outside. It should come from within.

Jack Canfield - American author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur

If you love your work, if you enjoy it, you're already a success.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author

Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.

Todd Henry - Author, international speaker, consultant, and advisor

“Passion” has its roots in the Latin word pati, which means “to suffer or endure.” Therefore, at the root of passion is suffering. This is a far cry from the way we casually toss around the word in our day-to-day conversations. Instead of asking “What would bring me enjoyment?” which is how many people think about following their passion, we should instead ask “What work am I willing to suffer for today?”. Great work requires suffering for something beyond yourself. It’s created when you bend your life around a mission and spend yourself on something you deem worthy of your best effort. What is your worthwhile cause?

Dale Carnegie - American writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.